CFP: HSTM Network Annual conference in association with Celsius

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius

HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year’s conference at Dublin City University, on November 11th-12th 2016.

Professor Peter Bowler will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Prophets of Progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’.

The meeting will bring together researchers across disciplines in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We welcome proposals of papers addressing science, technology and medicine in the context of history, society, culture, ethics or the law. Papers do not necessarily need to be historical nor do they need to have Ireland as their subject. Proposals of thematic sessions and roundtables are also welcome.

Individual papers will be twenty minutes in duration, with an additional ten minutes for questions and answers. To propose a paper please send a 200 word abstract by email to with the subject line ‘conference abstract’. Session proposals should include a short abstract on the session as a whole as well as individual paper abstracts (c. 100 words). The deadline for abstracts is Monday, 17 April, 2016.


Health, Healthcare and Society

Call for Papers PDF

‘Health, Healthcare and Society: Environment, Markets, Lifecycle and Location: Ten Years On’

        Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, Glasgow, 18-19 June 2015

The CSHHH was established in 2005 as a collaborative venture between historians at Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities. Our activities focus on the way in which health, medicine, medical science have developed over time and have come to shape our contemporary experience. As part of a programme of events to celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Centre is staging a two-day conference in June on a theme which has guided much of its research over the past decade and which was the title of its Wellcome Trust Enhancement Grant: ‘Health, Healthcare and Society: Environment, Markets, Lifecycle and Location’.

Keynote speakers

Professor Linda Bryder, University of Auckland

Professor John Stewart, CSHHH Glasgow

Call for papers

The aim of this conference is to examine the historical relationship between health and the provision of healthcare in the broader society; to consider how the historical development of healthcare has shaped current healthcare provisions and dilemmas, and to explore how we might engage different audiences with this history. We invite proposals which explore the following issues:

What is the impact of the environment on individual and collective health and what responses does this elicit?

How is healthcare provision, in the shape of drugs and pharmaceuticals and institutions such as hospitals, shaped by wider socio-economic factors?

What are the medical and cultural responses to issues surrounding specific points in the lifecycle?

What impact does geographical location – whether in the former colonies or in Scotland – have on health and healthcare?

Submissions (up to 500 words) should be sent to by Friday 24 April 2015.